2015 is a new beginning for me. More performances, new website, new opportunities, new music, new projects…even a new instrument. I’m excited to be performing regularly with the Swing Shift Orchestra as their lead alto player. We have a regular performance every month at the Newburgh Brewing Company, playing for a local dance school. It looks like we will be playing with them for the foreseeable future.
I still perform as a classical soloist, as well. I will be performing John Harbison’s “San Antonio” Sonata at BMCC’s Faculty Recital in March. Brandon Nelson’s excellent set of miniatures for alto saxophone and piano, Adolphic Vignettes, is also going to be premiered in the next few months. I hope to have audio and/or video links posted following the performances. March gets busier as I will be a member of the pit orchestra for Ellenville’s production of The Drowsy Chaperone.
I recently bought a clarinet (an instrument that I’ve sorely needed for some time, but I’ve always resisted playing it). This acquisition will not only open up doors for new performance opportunities, but I’ll also be able to acquaint myself with some of the great clarinet literature that’s out there (I’m thinking Brahms, Mozart, and Berg in particular).
The most exciting thing about 2015 so far is the unveiling of my website. I hope that you enjoy browsing my site, and if you have any questions or other inquiries, please don’t hesitate to contact me.